Eileen Lindley is the Support Teacher for Sequoia Classroom in Upper Elementary, grades 4-6. Eileen has worked with children since she was fifteen, as a swim instructor and lifeguard at her local YMCA. Since then, she has worked at many different organizations and schools with children, in the water, out of it, and in many classrooms as well. Eileen became a certified kid's yoga instructor with Melissa Mayes of the stretch.play.yoga organization and has since completed her 200 hour vinyasa yoga certification with Yoga to the People in San Francisco. Teaching yoga to adults and children allows her to bring a mindful perspective to academic curriculum in the classroom. She incorporates physical and mental awareness into her everyday teaching practice as it is an essential part of lifelong learning. Eileen has a multiple subject teaching credential and a masters in education curriculum from San Jose State University. She taught with Oakland Unified School District from 2016-2017, and is happy to continue her teaching career here at UMCS.